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by jessbee
August 13th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Steens Mt Area advice
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Steens Mt Area advice

Alvord desert and hot springs of course.

Wildhorse Lake. Then scramble to summit.

If you're ok to navigate cross-country, you'll find some gems that way :)
by jessbee
August 8th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?
Replies: 73
Views: 3908

Re: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?

I agree with your perspective BigBear, and I'll add this about "solitude:" According to the research, if you survey the folks up at Green Lakes on a Saturday afternoon in August if they are experiencing solitude, they say YES. The amount of people they encounter does not have a negative impact on TH...
by jessbee
August 7th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?
Replies: 73
Views: 3908

Re: Do you register when entering a wilderness area?

But I would add that surveys done by the FS showed very strong support for those regulations. Hi Dean, I'm sure the surveys done by the forest service did show strong support, I bet that was a forgone conclusion and easily achieved by how and what you ask. And this is based on what? Do you even kno...
by jessbee
August 7th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: external bladder pocket
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: external bladder pocket

I have a pack that has a water bladder pocket between the main interior compartment and my back, making it easy to pull out and refill (instead of emptying the contents of my pack). All of my packs have bladder pockets between the main interior compartment and my back. I can pull an empty bladder o...
by jessbee
August 5th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Gear Discussion
Topic: external bladder pocket
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: external bladder pocket

Externally? What does that mean exactly? I have a pack that has a water bladder pocket between the main interior compartment and my back, making it easy to pull out and refill (instead of emptying the contents of my pack). It's a cragging bag though, I don't think I've seen hiking packs with the sam...
by jessbee
July 22nd, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Steens in late July?
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Steens in late July?

Great questions and I can hear the enthusiasm in your post! Late July is absolutely perfect for the Steens, you'll hit the wildflowers just right. And the temps will be much cooler at that high elevation. I say go for it. As for getting to Hart, yes it probably does take that long because it's nothi...
by jessbee
July 16th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: General Hiking Topics
Topic: Explain the forest pass system?
Replies: 48
Views: 1103

Re: Explain the forest pass system?

retired jerry wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 2:25 pm
it's weird that a particular administrator can decide that Green Lakes and several other areas are too busy, and therefore he's going to restrict access to the entire area
Yeah, and then retire and let the rest of us deal with the consequences.
by jessbee
July 16th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Hiking in the News
Topic: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...
Replies: 182
Views: 6928

Re: Visit the Central Cascades while you still can...

They set the comment period for Monday June 31st. Everyone seems to have missed it.. :lol: I'm on all the email lists and never got any notice of a public comment period. I'm going to be pissed if I missed it. In the volunteer training I attended last month the people teaching us knew less about th...
by jessbee
July 15th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Broken Top Area: 7/12/19
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Broken Top Area: 7/12/19

Thanks for the report and yes, this is why they're are rangers up there and all these dumb limits coming into play next year. People don't use their brains nor follow the rules. I can't believe how many conversations I've had with people, while serving as a volunteer trailhead host at Green Lakes, a...